Dragon Age: Origins from BioWare Has Gone Gold on All Platforms

Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:00pm EDT

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All Versions of Dragon Age: Origins to be Available November 3
EDMONTON, Alberta--(Business Wire)--
Leading video game developer BioWare, a division of Electronic Arts Inc.
(NASDAQ:ERTS), announced today that the PlayStation3 version of Dragon Age:
Origins will be available on November 3, 2009 in North America. The PlayStation
3, Xbox 360 and PC versions of the game have "gone gold" in North America and
are currently in manufacturing ready for their November 3 launch date. At
launch, Dragon Age: Origins will be available on all three platforms with
several packs of downloadable content (DLC) including The Stone Prisoner, the
Blood Dragon Armor and Warden`s Keep; each further enriching the gameplay
experience. 

"We`re excited to confirm that all three versions of Dragon Age: Origins will be
available to fans on November 3 in North America," said Ray Muzyka, Group
General Manager, RPG/MMO Group of EA, and Co-Founder, BioWare. "The Dragon Age:
Origins development team was able to polish the PlayStation 3 version to our
high standard of quality and we are ready to deliver the richest and deepest
role-playing fantasy experience across all three platforms." 

In anticipation of the game, players can begin their Dragon Age: Origins
experience early by joining the BioWare Social Network -- a destination to share
in-game screenshots, review game data and share story information. Players can
also download the free* to download Character Creator where players can create
and customize a player character on the PC and then upload their character data
and avatar to the BioWare Social Network before Dragon Age: Origins launches.
The Dragon Age: Origins Character Creator will provide players with the tools to
create a character with a nearly endless amount of options. Players can download
the character creator and get more information on the BioWare Social Network by
clicking here.

InDragon Age: Origins, players take the role of a Grey Warden, one of the last
of an ancient order of guardians. Now, as a rising evil threatens to destroy all
life, it is up to players to unite the shattered lands and slay the corrupted
dragon known as the Archdemon. To restore peace, players must make ruthless
decisions and be willing to sacrifice their friends and loved ones for the
greater good of mankind. 

Dragon Age: Origins will be released on November 6th in Europe on the Xbox 360
videogame and entertainment system and PC. The European PlayStation3 version
will follow later in November. Dragon Age: Originsis rated M by the ESRB and 18+
by PEGI. 

More information about Dragon Age: Origins and the pre-order and first purchase
incentives can be found at www.dragonage.com. Follow us on Twitter at:
http://twitter.com/Dragonage

*Internet connection required. 

About BioWare

BioWare develops computer, console, handheld, mobile and online video games
focused on rich stories and memorable characters. Since 1995, BioWare has
created some of the world's best-selling titles, including the award-winning
Baldur's Gate and Neverwinter Nights series, Star Wars: Knights of the Old
Republic and Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood (for the Nintendo DS).
Original BioWare-created intellectual properties include Jade Empire and the
2007 Game of the Year, Mass Effect. With studios in Edmonton (Alberta, Canada),
Montreal (Quebec), and Austin (Texas), BioWare is hard at work on the epic
fantasy roleplaying game, Dragon Age: Origins,Mass Effect 2, the epic sequel to
Mass Effect, and the story-driven massively multiplayer game, Star Wars: The Old
Republic, as well as several unannounced projects. In 2008, BioWare was acquired
by Electronic Arts, a leading global interactive entertainment publisher. For
more information on BioWare, visit www.bioware.com. 

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), in Redwood City, California, is a leading global
interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company
develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video
game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic
Arts markets its products under four brand names: EATM, EA SPORTSTM, EA MobileTM
and POGOTM. In fiscal 2009, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.2 billion and had
31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game
site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press
releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com. 

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Electronic Arts Inc.
Tammy Schachter, 650-628-7223 (Senior Director of PR)
tschachter@ea.com
or
47 Communications
Brian Rubin, 212-391-4707
brian@fortyseven.com
or
EA Games Label PR
Erik Einsiedel, 780-430-0164 ext. 1146
erik@bioware.com



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